Dental implants offer amazing capabilities toward rebuilding your natural smile. However, patients must have a sufficient amount of surrounding bone structure to support the implant successfully. Since the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone to act as the artificial tooth root, the jawbone needs to have enough density and height to hold the implant in place. It also must provide long-term stability for the prosthetic tooth or teeth.
At Town Center Dental of LaGrange, we help patients who are otherwise disqualified for dental implants due to poor bone density. Dr. Paes is a skilled implant dentist who performs bone grafting in the comfort of our Lagrangeville office. We are proud to be a modern dental practice that offers a full menu of restorative dental treatments for those with missing teeth, which include the most advanced services in dental implants. Helping patients qualify for dental implants using bone grafting can be a life-changing gift for their oral health and quality of life.
Helping Your Jawbone Support a Dental Implant
Your jawbone maintains its structure through the natural pressure and stimulation of chewing. When a tooth is missing, there is no tooth root to provide this stimulation. Consequently, the jawbone atrophies or resorbs into the body. The jawbone can deteriorate as a result of severe gum disease, trauma or prior tooth extraction. Bone loss can even occur while wearing traditional dentures that are not retained by dental implants.
Bone grafting is the procedure of choice to rebuild the necessary bone to support a dental implant. At Town Center Dental of LaGrange, we will carefully explain your procedure and tell you what you can expect as far as healing time and recovery. Bone grafting is a simple and effective procedure that involves replacement or augmentation of the missing bone around the teeth. Bone grafting can be performed using an autogenous graft (a patientís own bone), an allograft (cadaver bone) or xenograft (non-human bone source). Dr. Paes will determine what type of graft is best for your unique needs and preferences. At Town Center Dental of LaGrange, bone grafting is completed with the highest form of accuracy, using advanced 3D Cone Beam imaging to help guide Dr. Paes skilled surgical hand.
To learn more about bone grafting at Town Center Dental of LaGrange or to find out if you qualify for this procedure prior to getting dental implants, please contact our office today.